A fixture at film events in New York and around the world, Kardish is leaving his post after 44 years at the Museum of Modern Art.
A personal remembrance of film critic Andrew Sarris who, simply put, was one of the key reasons it is even possible to speak about film criticism as an art, plus video of Sarris introducing Luis Buñuel's The Exterminating Angel at NYFF '11.
Though he only made seven films, Grosbard left an indelible mark on cinema through his work with actors, who garnered four Oscar nominations and one win under his direction. We celebrate this Film Society friend tonight with a double feature of two of his finest films.
Bearing witness to human rights violations around the world and empowering audience and film subjects alike, the annual Human Rights Watch Film Festival features 16 films from 12 nations.
Wesley Morris was singled out today for, in the words of the commendation, "His smart, inventive film criticism, distinguished by pinpoint prose and an easy traverse between the art house and the big-screen box office."